February 18, 2020

Heading for a very happy New Year

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Heading for a very happy New Year By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – A discussion of the economy is pointless without the context of history, which is why the economic naysayers should brush up on their history. The deficit during World War II was higher as […]

The surveillance deterrent

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The surveillance deterrent By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush left office with a very  low job approval rating, but voters still credited him with keeping the country safe after the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. In those first days and […]

George Will’s Minimum Wage Fallacies

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 George Will’s Minimum Wage Fallacies By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – If columnist George Will’s logic is logical, the minimum hourly wage should not be raised from $7.25 to President Obama’s proposed $10.10; it should be lowered, or better, still, eliminated. And his arguments are rooted […]

Scrooges of the House

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Scrooges of the House By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – With the House set to adjourn for the holidays, the window has apparently closed for Congress to extend unemployment insurance to 1.3 million people whose benefits run out a few days after Christmas. Republicans say that […]

Why China and not Cuba?

  WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 Why China and not Cuba? By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – The memorial celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life drew more than a hundred world leaders, and among them was Raul Castro, president of Cuba and brother of Fidel. Like President Obama, Castro was invited by […]

China’s pawn-in-chief

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 China’s pawn-in-chief By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – China is North Korea’s patron, and without China’s economic assistance, the regime would crumble. As the U.S. and China enter into a new phase in their global rivalry, it’s tempting to look at North Korea’s actions through the […]

The China quest for hegemony

WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Founded by Drew Pearson 1932 The China quest for hegemony By Douglas Cohn and Eleanor Clift WASHINGTON – Even though they were unarmed, still it was a bold move for President Obama to order B-52 bombers into air space that the Chinese government had declared off limits to foreign aircraft unless they provide […]